Laura Hoydick is the state representative in the 120<sup>th</sup> legislative district representing Stratford. Hoydick was elected in March 2010 in a special election. In the 2011 session, Hoydick is a member of the legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee, the Banks Committee and the Insurance and Real Estate Committee. She is a former executive director of the Stratford Chamber of Commerce, former elected member of the Stratford Board of Education, former member of the Stratford Planning Commission and was active in both the Second Hill Lane and Flood Middle schools PTAs. She has volunteered for Sterling House, Stratford Youth & Family Advisory Board, Our Lady of Grace Church, Greater Bridgeport Ameri-Corps and the Perry House Foundation. Representative Hoydick has also won numerous awards, including the Women of Distinction Award and the Youth as Resources Adult Volunteer Award. She is the wife of Paul Hoydick and has three daughters. Representative Hoydick earned a BA in business from Sacred Heart University.